Heart of Auckland has postponed Restaurant Month following the COVID-19 Alert Level 3 lockdown implemented on August 12 and currently extended to August 26.
The event’s website encourages people to “Stay safe. Stay home. All events are postponed while we are at Alert Level 3, and non-essential businesses closed. Some restaurants are open for takeaways, and some retailers will trade online.”
Hosted by some of the city centre’s best known chefs, the series normally aims to take diners on a culinary journey exploring the dishes that have inspired and influenced the careers of these local chefs. Restaurant month was scheduled to run from August 1 – 31, 2020.
Restaurants And Eateries Offering Takeaways In Alert Level 3
Below is a list of the restaurants and eateries from the city centre who are operating under alert level 3, via contactless pick up, delivery or both.
Innovative Indian cuisine
Takeaway deliveries are available via Uber Eats.
Fresh produce sourced locally
Amano Grocer is live again saving you from queues and out of stock signs with great seasonal, local produce and more of your favourite Amano at home meals. Pick up or delivery, order online on their website now.
Open for pick up and delivery from 4pm to 8pm daily.
Asian fusion cuisine
Open 12-8pm for deliveries and contacless pickup. Call on 09-373 3228 to make an order or you can find them on Uber Eats. Bao Baby Bao’s Restaurant Month offers are still available, for pick up only.
Traditional New York-style bagels
Open for delivery or contactless pick up via Uber Eats. Their special Restaurant Month offer is still available.
Best Ugly Bagels City Works Depot
Authentic Montreal-style bagels
Open from 8am for contactless pick up and delivery. Bagel sandwiches, bagel 4 packs, coffee for home and a range of deli goods all available directly from the store. You can order online ahead to collect via the website.
Bonz Cajun Kitchen
American BBQ and Cajun cuisine
Open 12pm – 8pm for takeaway. Delivery available through EasyMeals. Their special Restaurant Month menu is still available.
Great burgers and delicious sides
Open via contactless pick up and UberEats To pre-order, ring 09 303 3681.
Fuel Customs Street and Upper Queen Street
Gourmet burgers made with fresh, natural ingredients
Customers can order online for contactless pick up at the store front.
Modern Vietnamese food inspired by the flavours and faded elegance of Hanoi’s Old Quarter
Open from 5pm for contactless pick up only. Order via Mobi2Go or on the Cafe Hanoi website. Local delivery is available via UberEats.
Award-winning Indian cuisine with a modern twist
Cassia at Home restarted for contactless pick ups from Friday August 14.
Culprit.’s At Home deluxe meal kit is back. For $85 for two people the kit includes three courses (a starter, main and dessert), plus a pour over cocktail base from Little Culprit Seedlip non-alcholic spirits included.
Continuing to roast fresh coffee that will be available on their online store (with free shipping) and for those in the city they are serving contactless takeaway brews from the Britomart store from 7:30am – 3:00pm.
Bar & Restaurant
A modern classic fine dining institution
Euro’s free range chicken dish with Brussels sprout purée and chicken jus is available as part of Nourish Group’s Kitchen Box meal kit which is available for order online now – there is a new box each week.
Bar & Restaurant
Fresh and flavoursome Thai cuisine
Open for takeaway click and collect – pick up only, with their special Restaurant Month menu still available.
Contemporary eat inspired by regions of Japan, Korea and China
Online orders available for pick up or delivery.
Food that is quintessentially Indian and original, made with special home made spices and masalas
Contactless pick up and deliveries are available now.
Petite Fourchette Britomart and Wynyard Quarter
Authentic French pâtisserie
Open for contactless pick-up. Closing at 2pm each day.
Le Chef – The Foodies
From the finest seafood to the best of French gastronomy
Le Chef is closed during level 3 however founder Ed Le Goff has created, a food delivery service designed by a Michelin-star Chef offering a wide range of tasty and healthy dishes served in neat eco-friendly packaging. The Foodies is a delivery only business where the entire menu has been made to travel, from their kitchen to your home, following all food safety in alert level 3.
A fresh and seasonal approach to contemporary fast food
Open for online orders – contactless pick up is accepted at Queens Rise and delivery via DeliverEasy.
Cafe and Eatery
A traditional and authentic taste of Vietnam
Free delivery during level 3 when you spend $30 or more. Just use the code “STAYHOME” on their website. Valid up to 5km from the cafe.
A contemporary take on traditional Japanese cuisine
Pick up for online orders is available, and delivery also through Uber Eats. Their special Restaurant Month menu will still be available from Monday August 17 with order made through their website.
Feel good Southern-inspired soul food
Online menu orders and contactless pick up is available.
Pizza made fresh daily, inspired by the rich cuisine and delicious ingredients of Europe
Proper Pizza’s $15, $25, $40 and $55 Restaurant Month offers are still available as they continue to trade for pick up and delivery.
Delicious Italian cuisine
Order online via their website, Uber Eats and Menu Log for contactless pick up. Their special Restaurant Month menu is still available.
Pizza Queen Street, Fort Street and Wynyard Quarter
Authentic New York Pizza
Both store delivery and Uber Rats or contactless pick up – their Restaurant Month offers are still valid.
An urban farmers market-inspired store and cafe
Available for takeaways via click and collect and open under level 3 for grocery items including Kokako Organic Coffee to takeaway, fresh fruit and vege, milk, cheese and other dairy products; pre-prepared chilled meals and salads; fresh house made pie, specialty breads, sweet treats and more.
A Viaduct Harbour favourite restaurant
Soul’s delicious grilled tarakihi, salt & vinegar potatoes and herb salad dish features in the Nourish Group’s Kitchen Box meal kit which is available for order online now – there is a new box each week.
Town China Taste
Authentic Chinese cuisine
Currently open for pick up only (with delivery services being planned for). You can still redeem Sunny Town’s delicious Restaurant Month special offer.
A constantly evolving authentic Thai cuisine offering
Click and collect online orders available – pick up only. Their special Restaurant Month menu is still available.
Famous for their authentic pizzas and Italian fare
Open for contactless pick up.
Korean inspired Asian fusion eats
Open from 8am to 3pm serving coffee and lunch via contactless pick up.
Specialising in oysters and other fresh seafood dishes
Open for contactless pick up.
Traditional izakaya and yakitori style food
Takeaway available through Uber Eats and phone ordering, from 12pm to 8pm.
High-quality matcha desserts
Open for takeaway and delivery. Their special Restaurant Month menu is still available.
Note: List was accurate at time of publishing and is not an infinite list. Source: Heart of the City.